One of the delights of supporting an organisation like TASTE is that it allows you to do all many of daft things – and get others to pay for them!

In recent years we have seen supporters jump out of planes (with a parachute we must add); bungee from the roof of Magna; abseil down a church spire; ride from Lands End to John O’Groats; swim a mile; lose several pounds (in weight); enjoy a walk in the English countryside. The list goes on. Almost anything that you fancy doing can be turned into a sponsored event for you …. with friends if you can find any!

TASTE is able to help you turn a wish into a reality. Just contact us and we’ll get to work with you. We can advise on publicity and give you material to use with your friends.

At the heart of many of our sponsored events is justgiving – a specialist company serving the voluntary sector by providing online facilities for anyone to set up their own sponsorship website. We can talk you through the process if you like, but many of our supporters just go online and set up their page themselves. Once set up, you simply direct your pals to your site, they get out their plastic and make a donation and it’s done. It really is easy to do. If you want to get started now, click the justgiving post-it to go straight to your new home page. To help you get the most from any sponsored event, one of the fund-raising gurus from justgiving has prepared a few notes for you.

But if you fancy the adventurous or the exotic – like sky diving or cycling to Peru – you need Skyline Events. Skyline have a number of ‘open activities’ that anyone can join and they also have their own version of justgiving, so they can take care of collecting your sponsorship.

Either way, do let us know if you are planning any kind of sponsored event and we’ll do our very best to be there to cheer you on.

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